Coast Guard advises caution on beaches in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard advises caution on beaches in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises caution at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to incoming dangerous high surf and rip currents in the area. There are National Weather Service High Surf and Small Craft Advisories in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through Thursday morning.  Small craft operators should exercise caution across the local waters...

Coast Guard warns of Lake Michigan beach hazards

Coast Guard warns of Lake Michigan beach hazards
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is warning beachgoers of hazardous beach conditions along the eastern half of Lake Michigan this weekend. Dangerous swimming conditions and rip currents have been responsible for numerous deaths on Lake Michigan this summer. Large, life threatening waves and currents are expected at some Lake Michigan beaches and the Coast Guard urges all people visiting the lakeshore...

Coast Guard cautions beach goers about dangerous rip currents while swimming in South Florida

Coast Guard cautions beach goers about dangerous rip currents while swimming in South Florida
MIAMI — The Coast Guard advises swimmers to exercise extreme caution while at beaches in South Florida due to a number of recent drownings and near-fatalities from dangerous rip currents caused by high winds and waves this month. The forecasted weather and additional population in South Florida for spring vacation this weekend will increase the risk. “Rip currents are a dangerous phenomenon that...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions, rip currents along the coast of Sonoma through Monterey counties

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions, rip currents along the coast of Sonoma through Monterey counties
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the coast of Sonoma through Monterey counties due to forecasted strong swells over the next few days. Strong swells are anticipated to impact the coastal north bay to include Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco peninsula, northern Monterey Bay, southern Monterey Bay and...

Rip current advisory: Coast Guard urges caution for beachgoers, small boaters in Northern Florida

Rip current advisory: Coast Guard urges caution for beachgoers, small boaters in Northern Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is advising swimmers, surfers and beachgoers to exercise caution at local beaches Wednesday due to a National Weather Service report stating a high risk of rip currents. The high risk of rip currents remains in effect through Wednesday night. According to a NWS weather report, four to six-foot waves are expected in the strong onshore flow, which will make for...

Coast Guard advises caution for Florida swimmers, beachgoers due to rip currents in area

Coast Guard advises caution for Florida swimmers, beachgoers due to rip currents in area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is advising swimmers, surfers and beachgoers to exercise caution at local beaches Tuesday due to a National Weather Service report stating a high risk of rip currents. The high risk of rip currents remains in effect until 8 p.m. According to a NWS weather report, northeast winds in the area are producing choppy and dangerous surf conditions. Swimmers, surfers...

With high wind forecast for northern Florida & Georgia boaters advised to secure vessels, gear

With high wind forecast for northern Florida & Georgia boaters advised to secure vessels, gear
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard is urging the maritime community to exercise caution on the water and to take early action to properly secure vessels and gear in advance of severe weather predicted for northeast Florida and southeast Georgia during the next 24 to 48 hours. A National Weather Service report predicts a strong cold front will push into the area, bringing gusty north winds...

Coast Guard advises boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution

Coast Guard advises boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging mariners and beachgoers to exercise extreme caution when venturing out or near the water due to high winds and heavy seas impacting the northern and central coastline of California this evening and continuing into Tuesday evening. A small craft advisory and a gale warning are in effect for much of the coast as the strong winds produce big waves and dangerous...

Coast Guard Auxiliary members help in rescue of 7 from rip currents in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Auxiliary members help in rescue of 7 from rip currents in Lake Michigan
HOLLAND, Mich. — Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued seven swimmers in Lake Michigan, near the Holland State Park, who became caught in rip currents after they entered a no swim zone, Saturday evening. After they arrived at 10:15 p.m., auxiliarists assigned to Coast Guard Station Holland, working on foot from the shore, assisted in rescuing five people caught in the rip current in the...